David Moyes he had signings lined up - but then resigned

Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford is beaten for Chelsea's first goal by Willian (out of picture).
Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford is beaten for Chelsea's first goal by Willian (out of picture).
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Sunderland boss David Moyes said yesterday he had plans in place for new signings.

After yesterday’s final-day defeat at Chelsea, Moyes said he would sit down with owner Ellis Short and chief executive Martin Bain in London this week to thrash out a way forward.

That meeting happened today ... and Moyes resigned.

Speaking in the aftermath of the game, Moyes was asked about the meeting of the club’s hierarchy in the coming days.

“Some time this week we’ll meet up,” said Moyes.

“Hopefully in a few days’ time.”

When pressed again on his own future, Moyes added: “I’m a man who’s just finished losing a game and I’m gutted we lost and the way we lost it. That’s how I feel.

“I’m gutted we’ve been relegated and really disappointed with the way the season’s gone.

“But what do you do? Football has winners and people who lose.

“Chelsea are winners today and I hope, at some point in the future, we’re involved in something similar.”

Moyes added: “We’re well under way behind the scenes – we’ve got a lot of things done. We’ve met the players’ agents and Martin Bain’s been told what players we’re keeping.

“Like every other club, I’m sure we’ll put a retained and a released list out. That’ll come hopefully in the next few days.”

Today’s meeting, though, brought an end to Moyes tenure and Sunderland are again looking for another boss.